Our Mail Room Officer is responsible for the safety and security of the facility. There are a certain set of regulations that must be followed in order to meet these responsibilities. Mail will not be accepted unless;
- All mail is addressed properly.
- All mail is within the guidelines.
- And all mail is inspected.
The following is an example of a properly addressed piece of mail;
The following is a list of guidelines set in the Inmate Handbook. Proper addressing of incoming mail is very important. The sender must print their full name and return address in case inmate has has been released. Mail is not forwarded once inmate been released. Mail for released inmates is returned to sender or sent to the Dead Letter Department at the United States Post Office. Handmade crafts that are being mailed out will be confiscated, and disposed of. All incoming mail will be opened and searched for contraband by the Mailroom personnel. Rejected mail will be returned to the sender, and the inmate will be charged for the return postage. The Detention center restricts access to publications that adversely affect the security of the facility and its orderly operations. Inmates are not allowed to receive the following items through the mail:
- Greeting or post cards with glitter, electronic devices, ribbons, etc.... they must be plain store bought and also cannot be homemade or altered in any way.
- Plastic coated cards and/or plastic coated items.
- Inmate to inmate mail between CCDC and other penal institutions.
- Cash or personal checks (only approved money orders or certified cashier’s checks)
- Postage stamps, envelopes, writing paper, posters, and/or stationary items.
- Letters that do not contain complete name, booking number, and pod/cell#.
- Hardcover books, magazines, newspapers, or paperback books.
- Letters containing more than six (6) photos or photos that exceed 5x7 inches. (photos must be professional and cannot be printed on home computers)
- Obscene, nude, pornographic photos, pictures, or drawings (inside or on the outside of the mail incoming or outgoing). (including photos of persons exposing undergarments and/or in large groups)
- Any promotions of violence or violations of facility rules.
- Any suspicions of or writing in codes. (Such as S.W.A.C.K., XOXO, Numbers, ciphers, etc….)
- Encouragement of, or instructions to, commit or take part of gang/criminal activity.
- Newspaper or magazine clippings.
- Computer print outs from Internet or typed letters (unless form an attorney)
- Mail containing, perfume, cologne, lip-stick, chap-stick, bodily fluids, watermarks, paint, colored pencil markings, permanent marker, glue, Paste, substances, etc……
- Letters containing/aiding in the construction or use of weapons, ammunition, bombs or incendiary devices.
- Letters containing materials that could be used to aid an escape from an institution, including plans, diagrams and blueprints of institutions.
- Mail without a return address (it will be rejected and disposed of).